Halloween's approaching fast, and Sony Pictures Animation has a special treat to get animators in a spooky mood. For the first time, an actual character rig from a major animated feature film is being made available for download to all.
Sony is giving artists, students and animation wannabes the chance to animate a zombie straight out of the movie Hotel Transylvania in a traditional walk or run cycle, squash and stretch, or anything else they are inspired by. You can download the character rig here.
This download includes links to the rig, a test version of Maya and a video demo. There's also a submission form to share YouTube creations from that week and have a chance to be featured on Sony Pictures Animation's YouTube channel.
We'd love to see your creations too – be sure to share your links in the comments box below!